17yo male, non-pikey area, 1.4 diesel Fusion cost about £800 extra on
top of the existing £400 for an Admiral multi car policy. Stayed
aboput the same once he passed.
Highest quote was over £10,000!
There is a company that gives learners their own insurance on a monthly
basis, and it is reasonably cheap whilst earning no claims bonus. You'll
have to google it as I can not for the life of me remember the name, but it
is not a big name company.
The problem comes when you go for the test, if you pass you can not drive
home as you are no longer insured!
On Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:58:00 +0100, Mark BR wrote:
I think it was maramlade - very reasonable I think it Â£90 for 3 months for
a specific car - insurance ceases the second they pass the test - but
usually this is not a problem since test is usually taken in intructors car
for which he pays the insurance. Worked a traet for my step son - he
passed after about 2.5 months and I dont need valium anymore :-) just a
mortgage for his insurance
That's because the learners now think they can drive and do stupid things
after the test.
Notice I said learners.. passing a test just means you are able to continue
learning on your own, not that you now perfect.
well My step sons intructor told him to drive the car home (passed on
august bank holiday tis year) and I watched him drive up the road so there
was no doubt about it - that is not to say th rules havent changed in the
last month ....
I rather think it's a personal or company decision, not a rule as such.
Thirty <mumble> years ago, I was allowed to drive home after my test,
and my Mum, who had passed her test not long before, wasn't. Same
instructor, same car.
Then again, I was also told I'd passed my PSV test before I was even
asked the theory questions.
Further to my initial request, yes Lobster you are right re Saga. I
got a flat no as well. They have a lower age limit of 25 and only
drivers with Full licences. I have tried Moneysupermarket and been
quoted anything from £1100 upwards. I am going to go with your
suggestion Ghostrecon and try Maramalade. It works out at £80 per
month and as she shows a good level of skill and confidence I am
hoping she will pass before Christmas!!
Thanks once again for some good tips guys
When I passed my test, the instructor insisted on driving me home -
well, to the station, actually, as I was on my way to work (late
I needed the licence for the job, which resulted from a career change
Apart from the obvious congratulations, nothing else happened until five
o'clock, when a colleague was instructed to drive me to a garage in
Stepney, where I took delivery of a brand new Escort van ...
So, my first solo drive started at the height of the rush hour on a
dark October night. From the garage, I turned into a side street, then
joined the A13 - which was jammed solid! I recall that my first mile
solo took 28 minutes ...!
One thing I wasn't prepared for was the motor-cyclists oozing between
the lanes of traffic with an endless stream of headlights filling, on
occasions, both mirrors.
Talk about a baptism of fire! I've always been surprised that I didn't
arrive home a gibbering wreck!
It's advisable not to drive home after passing a test anyway, as the
elation can be very distracting - supposedly it's not all that rare an
occurrence to either crash, be done or even banned for something on the
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